Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mojo Monday 114

Hello All! I've got a few cards to share with you today. The first one is for this week's Mojo Monday sketch (click here to try the sketch yourself). I used printed paper from K & Company. The cardstock is in Honey, Chocolate and Colonial White, all from Close to my Heart. The stamped images are also from Close to my Heart, the sentiment is from the Kanji Phrases set, the flower is from the Aspirations set. I used Desert Sand and Cranberry inks, also CTMH.

The next card was actually made for Mojo Monday sketch 111, but I never got it posted in time. Oh well. I used the Around the Block stamp set from CTMH, its the November Stamp of the month which means only 6 days left to get it!!! Go to my website to get it (and to take advantage of Stampaganza! Buy 2 stamps sets, get 1 free, now thru Nov. 30!) The papers are all from the Life Delights paper pack from CTMH.

This last card is the thank you card that I am putting in with all of the orders that were placed through me this month. It is a 3x3 card made from juniper cardstock, the polka dot paper is from the Jingle paper pack, both are from Close to my Heart. The sentiment is from the Fringed Phrases set, also from CTMH. The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch and the glitter is Platinum from Art Glitter.
I think that this will be the last post containing artwork until after Thursday. My craft table is where we'll be eating so I've got to get it all cleaned off. Thanks for looking! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Placecards

Check this out! I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year for my husband's family. Whenever I host a big family meal like this, I feel it necessary to make placecards for everyone. This year I made Turkey ornaments for the placecards.
Aren't they cute? To make them you will need the following (all supplies are Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted):
2 5/8" dia. clear ornament (from local craft store)
cardstock in chocolate, holiday red, honey, orange, white daisy and black
ribbon (manuf. unknown)
martha stewart loop border punch
glue dots
xyron sticker maker
Here are the directions:
fill the ornament with rolled up strips of chocolate cardstock, I used 7 strips that are 6" x 3/4" and I rolled them around the handle of my embossing stylus then slid them into the ornament
cut 3 long ovals, mine are 3" long, 1 each of holiday red, honey and orange.
adhere ovals to each other in a fan shape, then adhere fan to back of the ornament.
cut out pieces for face: black for eyes, honey for beak, holiday red for waddle.
attach face pieces to front of ornament.
cut a tag from orange cardstock and an initial from white cardstock.
attach initial to tag and write name underneath initial. Tie tag onto ornament loop with ribbon.
for the stand cut a piece of honey cardstock at 6" x 3/4" and punch one of the long sides with the loop border punch. using a mini glue dot adhere the ends of the strip together to make a circle. set ornament in circle.
I can't wait to see how thes look on my table, once I get it cleared off, of course. Well, lots to do before thanksgiving comes and I'm not getting any of it done by sitting in front of the computer. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!!